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I stand with Phil petition: Twitter block enrages Phil Robertson's supporters

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The “I stand with Phil petition” is back on Twitter, according to a Dec. 25 International Business Times report.

After reportedly blocking the “” petition link that calls on the A&E network to reinstate its controversial “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, Twitter has restored access to the site. The social media site cites a mix-up as a reason for blocking the petition link.

“The URL was mistakenly flagged as spam tonight, by an outside organization that tracks spam sources. We have restored access and apologize for the error,” Twitter told Marketing Land.

The “I Stand with Phil petition” site is a Faith Driven Consumer website, whose moral majority supporters are prepared to boycott A&E. The

“I Stand with Phil petition” reads, in pertinent part,

“Dear A&E Network,

I am writing to you regarding your network's intolerant, discriminatory, and punitive treatment of Mr. Phil Robertson, star of A&E's #1 hit show, Duck Dynasty.

Mr. Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine are simply reflective of a Biblical view of sexuality, marriage, and family – a view that has stood the test of time for thousands of years and continues to be held by the majority of Americans and today’s world as a whole."

According to, the website is getting close to his 250,000 votes goal. It has since garnered close to 230,000 votes in favor of the “I Stand with Phil petition.”

As far as blocking the petition on Twitter, not everyone believes the social media site’s explanation, and “Duck Dynasty” fans have accused Twitter of blocking the petition link on purpose.


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